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Sometimes doctors and other medical care providers make mistakes which leave you in worse shape that you started. When this happens, New York law generally allows you to recover financial awards which compensate you for your expenses and losses. But you have only a limited amount of time in which to file a law suit, or else you could end up missing out completely.
It is important to retain an New York medical malpractice attorney who is knowledgeable of medical care statutes of limitations because the amount of time varies depending upon what kind of medical treatment was administered and what kind of professional delivered it. Fortunately Leandros A. Vrionedes has substantial experience helping victims bring lawsuits within the timeframe allowed by medical malpractice statutes of limitation.
The statute of limitations for a personal injury law suit varies depending upon the type of harm you have suffered. The general negligence statute in New York gives you three years to bring a law suit against someone who has injured you. But if the injury was caused in a hospital, doctor’s office or other medical facility, then you have only two years and six months in which to bring the suit.
It is important to retain a skilled attorney because some injuries which appear to be caused by medical treatment do not actually fall under the medical malpractice statute of limitations.
For example, services rendered by certain non-traditional medical treatment providers do not fall under New York’s statute. These may include certain services rendered by:
Another important question that a skilled an attorney helps with is determining when to start the clock. For example, some types of medical treatment are going, such as when counseling or therapy takes place over a span of several weeks or months. Another problematic scenario occurs when the medical staff accidentally leaves a piece of medical equipment in the patient’s body, but the patient does not actually discover it until much later.
Leandros A. Vrionedes has experience handling these types of cases. He understands precisely when the clock begins to run for medical malpractice statutes of limitations, and he uses timing to your strategic advantage when bringing law suits against medical care providers.
Our office provides free initial consultations that are completely confidential. Please call 1-800-634-8144 to set up an appointment with one of our negligence attorneys.